The expected U.S. attack on Syria last night did not happen.
Today U.S President Trump seemed to pull back from his earlier attempt to pressure Russia over a faked chemical incident in Ghouta, Syria:
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump - 10:15 AM UTC - 12 Apr 2018
Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could be very soon or not so soon at all! In any event, the United States, under my Administration, has done a great job of ridding the region of ISIS. Where is our “Thank you America?”
Over night high level military and political negotiations between Russia and the U.S. continued with at least some success:
Elijah J. Magnier @ejmalrai - 12:49 PM UTC - 12 Apr 2018
#Russian sources told me: possibility of war on #Syria has gone down from 9 to 5/10. Diplomatic contacts with #USA never stopped. It was acknowledged that the possible war on #Syria serves no purposes but to create a war situation where worse case scenario can happen
A war on Syria has been ongoing for over seven years. It will continue for another two or three years. But Trump's recent threat of a large U.S. air or missile campaign against the country has probably been defused.
Trump is certainly under pressure to attack Syria. U.S. media, the neoconservatives and Zionists are pushing for it. The CBS News graphic department revealed their real aim:
What made Trump blink? Was it the lack of evidence his Secretary of Defense Mattis acknowledged? Or was it the earlier reluctance of Britain to become a partner in crime? Was it the threat of Russian retribution?
In Italy, far-right political parties and center-right parties are apparently opposed to strikes on Syria. Instead the left parties (except the communists) seem to support the war. Many citizens support the trendy topic #GiuLeManiDallaSiria (Hands Off Syria) #Syria
"BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – According to a new statement from Downing Street, the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister and top-level advisers “agreed on the need to take action to alleviate humanitarian distress and to deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime.”
“Following a discussion in which every member present made a contribution, Cabinet agreed it was vital that the use of chemical weapons did not go unchallenged,” the UK Cabinet said Thursday.Previously, Theresa May said that if it’s proven the Syrian government was behind the Douma chemical weapons, she will order the British military’s use of force in Syria.
The U.K. cabinet’s approval comes just hours after French President Emmanuel Macron stayed that his regime had proof the Syrian government was behind the chemical weapons attack in Douma."
"The OPCW inspectors have to be stopped from visiting Douma, hence the urgency as they are expected to arrive on scene at the weekend.. Cynical.
Posted by: Bill | Apr 12, 2018 4:33:40 PM | 72"
and, there is that problematic issue of the british soldiers held in Damascus... would hate for that get out now wouldn't we...